Doutrina Monroe Imperial Vigente: Golpes Silenciosos na América Latina, o Caso do Equador
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Por Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | Traduzido do inglês por Murilo Otávio Rodrigues Paes Leme. A estabilidade da América Latina, contudo, é a estabilidade de paciente comatoso. Começou com maciça expansão em tempo de paz de forças policiais e militares em Argentina, Brasil e Chile (ABC), começando em torno de 2004, com patrocínio das Nações Unidas. (Inglês | Português)

Yet More Brazilian Military Train to Take Command in HaitiMilitares treinam para exercer comando no Haiti


CCOPAB, Brazilian Ministry of Defense, Air Forces | Translated from the Portuguese by Haiti Chery. Forty-two soldiers from the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force concluded on Friday, January 30, 2015 an Internship in the Preparation of Commanders and Staff (EPCOEM) for the 22nd Brazilian contingent for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). (English | Portuguese)

Amazon Rainforest Gets Half Its Nutrients From Tiny Spot in SaharaSaúde da floresta amazônica


By Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic | Staff, Amazonia News. About 40 million tons of dust are transported annually from the Sahara to the Amazon basin. This represents half of the annual mineral supply that fertilizes the Amazon basin. Thus the health and productivity of the Amazon rainforest depends on a supply of dust from Africa. (English | Portuguese)

World’s Coral Reefs in State of EmergencyArrecifes en situación de emergenciaArrecifes em situação de emergência


By Stephen Leahy, IPS | Envolverde. Threats to coral reefs have gone from worrisome to dire. Bleaching, overfishing, pollution and disease have largely wiped out the fabulous coral communities of the Caribbean, which has lost 80 percent of its corals since the 1970s, say scientists at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS). (English | Spanish | Portuguese)

Fair Trade Business Is Growing, Part 2 – Surprisingly Robust Spanish MarketRecesión española respeta economía solidariaRecessão espanhola respeita economia solidária


By Inés Benítez, Tierramerica, IPS, Global Issues. The economic and financial crisis afflicting the European Union (EU) countries has scarcely affected the sales of fair-trade products in Spain, especially foods from Central and South America. (English | Spanish | Portuguese)

Inequality as a Revolt Against NatureA Desigualdade como Revolta Contra a Natureza


By Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society | Portuguese translation by Murilo Otávio Rodrigues Paes Leme, |Courtesy of Frans de Waal, YouTube | Haiti Chery. Economic exploitation can only result from unequal exchange, which requires the coercive interference from a state with the normal process of market exchange. Includes video demonstrating a sense of fairness in monkeys. (English | Portuguese)

Theory of Degrowth Questions Validity of Extractive EconomyMiradas argentinas al decrecimientoOlhar argentino sobre o decrescimento


By Marcela Valente, Tierramerica | Rebelion. A number of Latin American countries have achieved economic growth by an extractivist model of production that increases the gross domestic product (GDP) at the cost of the intensive use of gradually exhausted natural resources such as: large-scaling mining with cyanide to cause major environmental impacts, or monoculture plantations for export, at the expense of diversified rural production.

The Man Who Planted TreesL’homme qui plantait des arbresEl hombre que plantaba árbolesO Homem que Plantava Árvores


By Frederic Back, You Tube | Based on Jean Giono’s short story “The Man Who Planted Trees.” Director Frédéric Back’s marvellous interpretation of Giono’s allegory won an Oscar for short animation. The story is a tribute to hard work and patience. (English | French | Portuguese | Spanish, 30 min.)

Brazilians Push to Prosecute Military Junta’s Human Rights Crimes, Pushed Back by JudgeCrece movimiento jurídico para burlar ley de amnistía en BrasilCresce movimento jurídico para evitar a lei de anistia no Brasil


By Fabiana Frayssinet, IPS | Staff, Human Rights Watch | Colin M. Snider, Americas South and North. In the first serious move by Brazil to confront the cases of murder, disappearance and torture from its junta years, Transitional Justice (Justiça de Transición), a group of public prosecutors from several Brazilian states, plans to prosecute the forced disappearances during the 1964-1985 dictatorship based on the concept that these kidnappings are ongoing crimes. As their first case, Brazilian federal prosecutors announced they would try retired Col. Sebastião Curió Rodrigues de Moura for “aggravated kidnapping” for his alleged role in 5 enforced disappearances in Pará state in 1974. UPDATES: March 20th, Judge Joao Matos halts prosecution; prosecutors plan to appeal. (English | Spanish | Portuguese)

The Giving Moringa TreeÁrvore milagrosa como um supermercado ao ar livre


By Kristin Palitza, IPS | Informações de Envolverde | Holistic Health | You Tube | Haiti Chery. Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree that produces leaves full of nutrients and medicines, and pods full of protein. The seeds can purify water and furnish cooking oil, and the flowers are decorative and medicinal. Moringa already grows in most of the South where it is often called Malunggai. In Haiti, it is called Benzolivier. Includes a recipe and a water-purification procedure. (English | Portuguese)

In Famatina, Water Is Worth Far More Than GoldEl agua vale más que el oro en FamatinaFamatina, onde a água vale mais do que o ouro


By Marcela Valente, IPS | Periodismo Humano | TN Argentina | You Tube. Thousands in the northwest Argentina province of La Rioja are mobilizing to stop an open-cast gold mining project in the Nevados de Famatina, a snowy peak that is the semi-arid area’s sole source of drinking water. “We take turns [blocking the road to the mountain], and we’re going to hold our ground until the government and the company drop this project,” – Carina Diaz Moreno, teacher from Famatima. (English | Spanish | Portuguese | Includes music video)

‘Manifesto for Human Rights of Haitian Immigrants in Brazil’ Drafted by Latin AmericansDes universités et organisations du Brésil et de l’Amérique latine exigent la défense des droits humains des migrants haïtiensMANIFESTO EM DEFESA DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS DE IMIGRANTES HAITIANOS


Jesuit Refugee Service for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC SJR), AlterPresse | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti | Centro de Direitos Humanos e Cidadania do Imigrante. Signatories to a manifesto for the human rights of Haitian immigrants recommend that the Brazilian government work with UNASUR, CELAC, and various Latin-American governmental and non-governmental organizations to host the new Haitian immigrants in South America. (English | French | Portuguese)

Haitians Emigrating to Brazil UndocumentedHaitianos indocumentados llegan en BrasilPara barrar haitianos, Brasil tenta acordos com serviços secretos


ImmiBy Staff, Efe via Listín Diario | By Najla Passos, Carta Maior | Translated from Spanish and Portuguese by David Holmes Morris for lo-de-alla. Some 500 undocumented Haitian immigrants entered the Brazilian city of Brasileia, in the last three days of 2011. The illegal entry might have been dangerous and mediated by human traffickers. Some Brazilian officials are suggesting that a set number of Haitian immigrants should be allowed legal entry into the country. UPDATE on Feb 2, 2012 from AlterPresse: During a visit to Haiti, Brazilian President Dilma Rousef said that her country would grant 1200 visas per year for the next five years for the legal entry of Haitians into Brazil. (English | Spanish, Portuguese)

Brazilian MINUSTAH Troops Torture Three Haitians Near DeathTrois individus torturés par des agents brésiliens de la MINUSTAHSoldados Brasileiros da MINUSTAH Torturam Três Haitianos Quase Até à Morte

By RNDDH Staff, Alter Presse (French) | Defend Haiti (English). Enough is enough. No Haitian should render any more service to MINUSTAH, no matter how small, and this should continue until we see their backs. On the night of Dec 13-14, Brazilian MINUSTAH soldiers robbed, undressed, and beat nearly to death three young Haitian workers (men aged 29, 20, and 19) who had the bad luck of having their truck break down at night after delivering water to Cite Soleil. Witnesses got the license plate number and particulars of the UN vehicle that carried the criminals. UPDATE Jan 25, 2012 – MINUSTAH reports a secret ‘preliminary investigation’ one month after the fact, denies everything, and promises more investigation. Sound familiar? UPDATE Feb 13, 2012 – This article is now available Portuguese, courtesy of Murilo Otávio Rodrigues Paes Leme. Obrigado! (English | French | Portuguese)